6 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale National Park Chimpanzee experience
6 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AND KIBALE NATIONAL PARK CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE
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Day One: Transfer to the Hotel in Kampala/Entebbe
Day Two: Transfer to Kibale National park
Day Three: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day Four: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park National Park
Day Five: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Day Six: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Experience
Kibale National Park is a national park in Western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometres in size and is located between 1,100 metres to 1,600 metres in elevation.
Begin exploring the wonders of this fascinating region of Africa with our top attraction – the Chimpanzee Safari in Kibale National Park. Deep in the evergreen rainforest of Kibale, you will come face to face with man’s closest living relative. Kibale forest is the best place in the world to see Chimpanzees in the wild. The forest is frequently used by documentary film-makers, including the great Attenborough. With the highest density of Chimpanzees in the world, and with 13 other rare primates, the enormous Kibale forest is a world treasure. It is advisable that you book your travel as soon as you identify your travel dates on your calendar, since there is sometimes scarcity in Chimp permits.
Queen Elizabeth Experience
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. Set against the backdrop of the serrated Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent panoramas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob. As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more. The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities. Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is truly an Assortment of Wonders! Size: 1,978km². Queen Elizabeth spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward.
Day One: You will be welcomed at the Airport and taken to your Hotel in Entebbe/Kampala by Stir Uganda Safaris representative. The selection of city for accommodation will depend on your flight arrival time at Entebbe International Airport.
Day Two: You will be picked by our driver from your Hotel/Residence in Entebbe/Kampala and Depart from Kampala/Entebbe at 08:00am after breakfast and you will proceed to Kibale National Park. This is a national park in Southern Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometres in size and is located between 1,100 metres to 1,600 metres in elevation. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town, close to Kibale National Park. The afternoon will be for relaxation at the Hotel.
7:30am Begin exploring the wonders of this fascinating region of Africa with our top attraction – the Chimpanzee Safari in Kibale National Park. Deep in the evergreen rainforest of Kibale, you will come face to face with man’s closest living relative. Kibale forest is the best place in the world to see Chimpanzees in the wild. The forest is frequently used by documentary film-makers, including the great Attenborough. With the highest density of Chimpanzees in the world, and with 13 other rare primates, the enormous Kibale forest is a world treasure. It is advisable that you book your travel as soon as you identify your travel dates on your calendar, since there is sometimes scarcity in Chimp permits
02:00pm we set off after lunch to Queen Elizabeth National Park Via Kasese Town and the Equator Crossing. Lunch will be served at the Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The evening shall be for relaxation at the Safari Lodge.
Day Four: We will go for 06:00am morning game drive which normally takes 3 hours and we shall come back for late breakfast at 10:00am in the lodge. After lunch we shall proceed for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which will take us closer to the animals and birds. The shores of this channel draw a large number of wild animals, birds in addition to reptiles all through the year, with one of the largest population of hippos in the whole world as well as plentiful Nile crocodiles. These animals can be seen well on a boat cruise down the course of the channel or most likely at the entrance of the spectacular Lake Edward. The Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel is extremely rewarding and among the finest and most liked launches trips in the country. Afterward the cruise we shall have a relaxing afternoon at the Safari Lodge.
Day Five: After breakfast we shall drive to Kampala/Entebbe Via Mbarara Town where you will have lunch at the Igongo Cultural center. You will also have an opportunity to tour the Cultural Museum at Igongo and have Photo moments at the Equator on the way to Kampala. Overnight accommodation will be in Kampala/Entebbe.
Day Six Transfer from your hotel to Entebbe International Airport. You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe by our representative and taken to Entebbe International Airport.
What is included:
Maximum 5 nights’ Accommodation during your Safari in Uganda
Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
English Speaking Driver/Guide
All meals excluding drinks during the tour
What is excluded:
International air transport
All drinks not mentioned above
Tips and Personal shopping
Semiliki Hot Springs
Ndere Center Cultural Performances
Visit to the Source of the Mighty River Nile
Shopping at the Buganda Road Crafts Village
Important to note when doing chimp tracking
Hiking shoes are important
Rain gear/jacket is ideal
Stay at least 8 meters away from the Chimpanzees
Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted during Chimpanzee Tracking
Avoid flash Photography
Do not make noise or make sudden movements
Do not track Chimpanzees when you have illnesses like: Flue, cough and Diarrhoea
Always stay together in a group
Human waste should be buried 30cm (12”) deep
If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the Chimpanzees, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans